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Bristol & Bath excels in Tech Nation report 2017

Tech City UK, the UK government backed organisation tasked to accelerate the growth of digital tech sector, today launched Tech Nation 2017. The latest edition of the annual report, finds that the average advertised salary for digital-tech jobs has now reached £50,663 a year, compared with… Read more »

Bristol comes top of Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2017

Bristol is consistently being ranked highly for its tech scene – Huawei ranked it the number 1 regional Smart City in a report last year, and McKinsey and Co found the city to have the fastest-growing, most globally significant tech cluster in the UK. Worth noting… Read more »

VR World Congress Returns to Bristol

VR World Congress is one of the world’s biggest virtual reality events, hosting over 2000 attendees across a huge three-day event based here in Bristol, UK. The event will take place from 11th to 13th April, and is set in the thriving heart of the Bristol’s… Read more »

Venturefest Launch a Success!

 @JonCraig_Photos Venturefest 2017 got off to a flying start on 3rd February at Future Space, UWE Frenchay Campus. Over 350 delegates poured into the building to listen to seminars and panels, visit exhibitors with best-in-show tech and network with the best Smart City brains in the… Read more »

Malaga Aerospace Cluster visits Bristol Tech Offering

On Wednesday 1st February, business representatives from the Aerospace Systems Cluster of the Technology Park of Andalucía took part in a two-day visit to the Bristol and Bath region to understand the successful technology cluster we have here and to explore business collaboration opportunities. McKinsey and Co…. Read more »

Venturefest 2017 Launch on February 3rd

On February 3rd, the Venturefest Bristol and Bath Series gets underway with a Thought Leadership Seminar at Future Space, UWE Frenchay Campus. The one-day event leads into an eight-month programme of smaller, satellite events which will take place, to explore and find solutions to the technology challenges… Read more »

Oracle Launch Start-up Accelerator for UK in Bristol

On 24th January 2017, Oracle announced the expansion of its Start-up Cloud Accelerator program. The initiative will continue to fuel cloud-enabled innovation around the globe by opening new centres in Bristol, Delhi, Mumbai, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv. Run by members of the Oracle… Read more »

Venturefest Series continues the Smart Cities debate

Between mid-February and late-September Venturefest will run a series of small-scale theme-specific events. These events will be a mixture of roundtable discussions, seminars and briefings dispersed throughout the period. Throw a few hackathons, bootcamps and sandboxes in the mix and there is something for everyone! We’ll… Read more »

Industry awards win for South West telecoms firm

A South West based telecommunications and IT business is celebrating winning a major industry award in London. Pure Comms, which has two offices – one just outside of Bristol and one in Cornwall – was crowned Reseller of the Year at the Channel Telecom Awards held… Read more »